Politics of Wednesday, 12 September 2018
General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says he will not respond to comments made by the Central Regional Chairman of the party, Allotey Jacobs about his leadership.
Mr Jacobs during a discussion on Accra-based Peace FM described the General Secretary as “arrogant”.
Making reference to an abominable treatment meted out to one of the party’s executives by Mr Nketia, he said the General Secretary’s behavior lacks respect for leadership.
“Asiedu Nketiah is very arrogant. He’s indisciplined…He is a hypocritical person,” he fumed calling on supporters of the party to vote him out at the party’s upcoming November primaries.
Allotey Jacobs supports Koku Anhidoho’s general secretary bid
“If you want to win the 2020 elections, you will need Koku Anyidoho and if you want to lose 2020 elections then go for Asiedu Nketia,” he added.
But Mr Nketia appears unperturbed by the comment.
In an interview with Joy News Kwesi Parker Wilson, he is not bothered by the comment and will not glorify it by commenting on it.
“It is not all questions that are answered. I have chosen not to answer those questions, particularly when it is coming from Allotey Jacobs.”
In Mr Nketia’s view, the comments are simply an expression of his view, one many people in the party and the country do not subscribe to.
He believes he is still in good standing to win the General Secretary position and anything contrary to that will be decided by the delegates.
Mr Nketia added that he is not surprised by the comments because in doing his work he expects reactions of this nature.
“I am not prepared to engage in banter with somebody who has opinion that you’re this or that.
“There may be several people who will be against you but that does not make you what they think you are…I am winning,” he said.